Friday 25 June 2021

3D embossing


Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and Ashwini has asked us to get creative with an embossing folder.

Our party guest Melanie and the design team have some great inspiration for you, or you can always play along with our anything goes birthday option.

I have a lot of embossing folders but they have been a bit neglected lately, even though I've been adding some of the 3D ones to my stash!

This one is a  new to me Sizzix 3D embossing folder called wildflowers.

 A tip I learned from watching the Tim Holtz demos was to spritz  some water lightly onto the card then run it through your machine (Big Shot Plus in my case) 3 times to get a deep impression. It seems to work every time.

Next I painted on some inkagold and got this lovely shine.

Here's a closer look.

The butterfly was inked with versamark then embossed with Wow embossing glitter. I added a layer of vellum for some definition.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

As You Like It, favourite tip and use it on your project.

Allsorts, playing along with just anything goes.

Mix it Up Challenge Blog, without the option of stamping.

Simon Says Stamp Monday, I can see clearly. I used vellum under the top butterfly wings.

Sizzix 3D embossing folder wildflowers; Inka Gold rose quartz; Memory Box Lunette and Oriel butterfly dies; versamark ink; Wow vintage romance embossing glitter; vellum; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Pat said...

This 3D embossing folder is really pretty Cathy and the Rose Quarts Inca Gold has given it a lovely pink shine, and the glitter embossed butterfly with the vellum looks beautiful over the top, and love the two little gems too. x

Lindsey said...

Wow, a beautiful job with this embossing folder! Love the shine and the design of the card. And thanks for linking this up at Addicted to Stamps and More, as well!

brenda said...

An elegant Butterfly creation, many thanks for joining in with our 'Anything Goes with an option' theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Claire said...

Gosh, that embossing looks like it's a sheet of thin metal... its awesome and then to soften it with the pretty butterfly is delightful x

Tracy said...

Thank you for joining Allsorts challenge with your entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

JoAnn said...

Beautiful embossed panel and beautiful butterfly to go with it. Love your card Cathy.

Loll said...

The embossed panel is gorgeous with the design and inka gold wax, Cathy. The colour is so pretty and the shine is amazing. Wonderful pairing with your pretty layered butterfly. xx

Viv said...

What a beautiful card Cathy!
Gorgeous embossing and an amazing lustre, love it! x

Ashwini Rao said...

Oh, wow, that shine is a killer!! Looks absolutely fantastic just as it is, but that butterfly really adds some brilliant focal point on the card. Love it! :)

Barbara said...

Hey girl! You and I were thinking alike on this one. I used a butterfly too, but your embossed background is amazing and really gives a kick to this card.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love how it looks metallic! Great job

roffeycreations said...

Love the butterfly - Mxxx

Melanie Hungerford said...

Wow, that embossed piece looks amazing! I am going to have to look into that inkagold, never heard of it before. Thanks for inviting me to join you at Seize the Birthday this month!

Susan Renshaw said...

Lovely butterfly!
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Nancy said...

How pretty is this! Love the color and all the shine you achieved! Sorry I am so late popping by! Take care!

TaeEun said...

The shine of the Inkagold on the embossed background looks gorgeous! What an elegant and beautiful design!

shirley-bee said...

Fab card, Cathy! I love the sheen on the embossed panel.

Glenda J said...

What a beautiful embossed panel!!! Love it! Adding the bling & vellum to the butterfly was a perfect touch. Fabulous card.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Gorgeous shimmer on this wonderful card!